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Reconfigurable Antenna Integration in Aperstructures

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70116
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-103-0474
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Toyon Research Corporation
6800 Cortona Drive Goleta, CA 93117-3021
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Reconfigurable Antenna Integration in Aperstructures
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-05-C-0528
Award Amount: $450,000.00
 

Abstract:

Toyon Research Corporation proposes to further develop and demonstrate a multifunctional design methodology that will enable an electronically reconfigurable antenna (ERA) system to be integrated into the load-bearing structure of a ship. It is a goal of this study to enhance the EM/Power design toolkit and methodology so that it can effectively be used for the design of Aperstructures. An Aperstructure is an integrated, multifunctional, low-observable structure. Hence, the electromagnetic functions (which can include antenna systems as well as low-observable elements) are integrated into the structural design. The objective is to develop an Aperstructure design toolkit which will allow the development of reconfigurable skins, surfaces, and structures which will make more efficient and optimal use of limited vehicle or platform space. In addition we will develop a design, perform the numerical analysis and performance predictions, and build and test a working Aperstructure section. The design goal will be to design a section that we can model using the enhanced EM/Power Toolkit and that can be tested for both electromagnetic and structural performance. The goal will be to work directly with ONR and NSWC Carderock Division to design, model, and test a working Aperstructure section.

Principal Investigator:

David B. Clark
Analyst
8059686787
dclark@toyon.com

Business Contact:

Marcella R. Lindbery
Director of Contracts
8059686787
mlindbery@toyon.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TOYON RESEARCH CORP.
Suite A 75 Aero Camino Goleta, CA 93117

EIN/Tax ID: 953526665
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No